Duvel pays homage to the 125th anniversary of René Magritte with a surreal speciality beer in an outstanding replica of the original 1940 CIEL BOUTEILLE.
Duvel is celebrating the 125th birthday of Belgian painter René Magritte. As a tribute to this iconic artist, the brewery is releasing a collection of bottles based on his 1940 surrealist work CIEL BOUTEILLE.
During the war, a painting canvas was a scarce commodity so Magritte decided to use a bottle as a canvas. He thus created a small series of artworks on bottles with an extraordinary 3D effect. This is also how CIEL BOUTEILLE was created, an extraordinary composition of oil paint with the characteristic blue sky and white clouds. And just this iconic work gets a second life today on a 75cl beer bottle.
The Duvel brewers provided yet another surreal touch by brewing Duvel unfiltered for this unique occasion. Magritte's magical cloud world is thus also reflected in a beautiful cloudiness in the bottle. This unfiltered Duvel is characterised by a rich, fruity flavour with a full, bitter aftertaste.